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Comcast Leaders and Achievers College Scholarship
With the Comcast Leaders and Achievers College Scholarship program, there are thousands of dollars available to current high school seniors from the Comcast Foundation.
The qualifications include students who:
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Are a high school senior who attends school in a Comcast community
- Demonstrates leadership in school and/or community
- Volunteered and shows commitment to his or her community
- Have financial need
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers College Scholarship award is $2500, but winners may also be eligible for a higher award, known as the Founders Scholarship. There are over 800 scholarships awarded.
The scholarship deadline is December 6 at 5 pm EST.
Students should take advantage of the FAQ for this scholarship that can be found here. (Link removed, see update below)
The essay questions are short and fairly common:
What is your most impactful community service experience? Explain why.
(2000 character limit including spaces – about 400 words)
Be sure to read: How to Write an Amazing Scholarship Essay
Describe a time when you were able to use your leadership skills.
(1000 character limit including spaces – about 200 words)
Directly from the Comcast scholarship info page, “Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and a leadership statement. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.”
Go here for the scholarship details and requirements:
Update: The Comcast Scholarship is no longer offered. I will add the link back if and when it is offered again.
COMCAST LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP
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